Against poverty on four paws: Fressnapf initiative “animalically committed” supports Tiertafel Düsseldorf with a wishing tree campaign


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Krefeld (ots) – The Tiertafel Düsseldorf takes care of people in need and their animals. Fressnapf ambassador Jana Ina Zarrella meets those affected and hands over donations from the “A Festival of Animal Love” campaign.

The need is great, the demand all the greater: there are currently more than 80 animal boards in Germany. They help pet owners in financial distress with small monetary donations or free food for their beloved pet. Dogs and cats are often the last social stop in everyday life for people, and giving them to an animal shelter is not an option. At the same time, the animal panels are increasingly reaching their own limits. Both Corona, the war in Ukraine with many refugees and the massive increase in the cost of living are driving more and more people to the (animal) table.

The current location of the Tiertafel Düsseldorf

The team around Wolfgang Lemke and Mareike Schimion runs the Tiertafel Düsseldorf on a voluntary basis. They open the issue two days a month. Schimion reports: “This year up to 30 percent more people came with their animals. We distributed food and pet supplies for 120 cats and 95 dogs per issue, but not every customer comes to every issue. We also provide support We also help the homeless through the homeless services. More than ever, we depend on support and donations to meet the increasing need.” The Tiertafel customers must prove their need. “We do not support newly acquired animals in order to be able to do our work at all,” explains the committed helper the difficult situation.

On December 13th, the Tiertafel Düsseldorf team received a visit from Jana Ina Zarrella, ambassador of the Fressnapf initiative “animalically committed”. She found out about the valuable work and met Bianca and Lothar from Düsseldorf during her visit. The low-wage earner and the pensioner urgently need the support of the animal food bank and are extremely grateful for it. “Mareike and her team are an absolutely important institution for our society and people like Bianca and Lothar,” says Jana Ina Zarrella. “Anyone who loves their animal knows that he or she would rather save for themselves than for a dog or cat. That’s why today we are giving the Tafel team many Christmas presents, donations, shopping vouchers that were collected as part of the Fressnapf wishing tree campaign .”

The Fressnapf wishing tree campaign: Help until Christmas Eve!

This year’s wishing tree campaign under the motto “A Festival of Animal Love” will take place throughout Germany and Europe. The Fressnapf store in Lohausen is also taking part. Cards with the “animal” wishes hang on a Christmas tree in the market. Customers can fulfill these directly on site and add a personal message to the heart’s wish card. The branch will deliver the next presents to the animal table before Christmas.

Last year, more than 150,000 wishes for animal protection and animal therapy projects and panels were fulfilled. “We want to offer the simplest possible way to help pet owners in need and their loved ones in an unbureaucratic and targeted manner,” explains Christin Butschek from the Fressnapf initiative “animalically committed”. Donation tags can also be purchased in participating Fressnapf stores and online until the end of the year for EUR 2.50. EUR 1.70 per trailer goes to animal protection or animal therapy projects. Over one million euros have already been donated across Europe.

The Fressnapf stores support specially selected local animal protection organizations, animal boards or sanctuaries. The wish lists, which contain special food, leashes, berths or toys, were filled out by the organization’s employees on behalf of dogs, cats and the like.

Customers can still fulfill their wishes from the tree until Christmas Eve – the market teams will hand them over on behalf of the donors in time for the festival!

About the Fressnapf Group:

The Fressnapf Group is the European market leader for pet supplies. Since the opening of the first “Freßnapf” specialty store in Erkelenz (NRW) in 1990, founder Torsten Toeller has remained the owner of the company. The company headquarters are in Krefeld, there are further offices in Düsseldorf, Venlo (NL) and the ten national companies. Today, around 1,800 Fressnapf and Maxi Zoo stores in eleven countries and over 15,000 employees from over 50 nations belong to the group of companies. In Germany, the majority of the stores are operated by independent franchise partners, in other European countries as their own branches. The group of companies generates more than 3.15 billion euros in annual sales. In addition, the Fressnapf Group is a sponsor of various non-profit animal protection projects and is constantly expanding its social commitment under the “Tierisch committed” initiative. With the vision “Happier Pets. Happier People.” The Fressnapf Group sees itself as a customer-centric trading company that creates an ecosystem around pets, regardless of channel. The range currently includes 16 brands in all price categories that are exclusively available from Fressnapf l Maxi Zoo. The company’s mission is: “We connect products, services, services and animal lovers and their animals in a unique way, around the clock and everywhere, thus making the coexistence of humans and animals easier, better and happier!”

Press contact:

Fressnapf Holding SE Kristian Peters-Lach Spokesman l Senior Expert Corporate Relations Westpreußenstraße 32-38 D-47809 Krefeld Tel. +49 (0) 2151 5191 – 1231 Email: [email protected] / [email protected] com

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